Job: Partner, Private Client
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Private Client Partner
We are seeking to find a Private Client Partner or Senior Associate that is ready to take on their final career challenge. Key areas of knowledge that we are seeking to find are listed below:
The two core skills that a private client professional practitioner needs are technical excellence and strong people skills. Whether it’s helping an elderly client to pass on his or her estate, or structuring the major assets of the world’s wealthiest families, the work involves a tremendous variety of legal and practical issues that need to be solved.
Core skills and knowledge will include:
Your specialist legal team working on private client matters will be small (You the Partner, a few Senior Associates, Associates and maybe trainee), but will often form part of a team of other external advisers (accountants, financial advisers or non-UK lawyers) working on your client’s affairs.
Being able to work in such a team – and leading the team where UK tax is a concern – is a key requirement and a fascinating integral part of the work. There is scope for travel: from visiting a landed estate in Cumbria to meeting with the mobile rich in Monaco. The variety of clients is immense: from titled landowners with inherited wealth to entrepreneurs or celebrities with ‘new money’. The best part of your job is dealing with these interesting, sometimes high-profile, people – getting to know them very well and helping to steer them through the tax and legal hurdles they face to achieve their objectives. The downside is working with the sheer length and complexity of our tax UK legislation – perhaps the longest and most complex in the world. If this is part of your job remit, then you are the candidate that we are seeking to find.
Contact: Jonny Scott-Slater LLM